Meghan Markle’s Father Won’t Attend Royal Wedding
Meghan Markle’s father won’t attend her wedding to Prince Harry in three days’ time because he needs to have major heart surgery today, it has been claimed.
Thomas Markle, 73, who lives in Mexico, revealed that doctors will ‘go in and clear blockage, repair damage, and put a stent where it is needed’ during the operation, which will take place at 3.30pm UK time.
Had pulled out of the wedding on Monday to save Meghan from embarrassment after the Mail on Sunday revealed Mr Markle colluded with paparazzi.
But on Tuesday it seemed he had backtracked on his decision after the bride-to-be pleaded with him to come to England.
The 73-year-old told TMZ that Meghan tried calling him on Monday, but he wasn’t near his phone. She later sent a text saying she loved him and was concerned about his health.
‘I hate the idea of missing one of the greatest moments in history and walking my daughter down the aisle,’ Mr Markle said on Tuesday.
‘Of course I’d walk her down the aisle. This is a historic moment. I’d like to be a part of history.’
Mr Markle, who had a heart attack a week ago, returned to the hospital on Tuesday after having chest pains.
He said a battery of tests found that the heart attack had done ‘significant damage’ and revealed he needed immediate surgery.